Questions tagged [scope]

Clarify what kind of questions we want on the site, and what should be closed. The clearest advice should be copied to the help center.

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Does this question about transitioning fit the scope?

This question about whether impact of transitioning from meat eater to pescatarian is comparable to transitioning from pescatarian to vegan appeared in the Close queue. I am not sure how well it fits ...
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Is this question about replacing bananas on-topic?

Recently there was this question about replacing bananas being asked: How to replace bananas in Europe? At first I thought this is clearly off-topic since there is no direct connection to ...
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Let's update our on-topic page in the Help Centre

Right now our on-topic page in the Help Centre is quite sparse and out of date. Let's work together to create a new draft for what is on-topic, taking into account all the decisions that have been ...
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Is this question about animal milk on-topic?

We recently received this question: Animal milk, is it healthy? This immediately concerned me as something we might not want on the site, but I decided to wait and observe the answers and comments to ...
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Are questions about individual medical advice on-topic?

I noticed this question which appears to be requesting personalized medical advice, almost to the point of using StackExchange as second opinion after getting unfavourable advice from a doctor. Any ...
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Are questions about entomophagy (insect-eating) on-topic?

Are questions about entomophagy (insect-eating) on topic? Here are the questions: What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs? Can those who ...
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What question types are we missing?

Our site currently has a low score for number of questions asked per day on Area51. We have 1.5 questions per day over the last month, but only 0.9 per day since the beta launched. We also have a ...
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Why are raw vegetables on-topic but not raw fruit?

I noticed two similar questions, one which was closed and the other left open. How to avoid worm infestation from consuming raw vegetables? How to remove pesticides and harmful bacteria from fruits ...
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Are questions about feeding companion animals on-topic?

Are questions about feeding companion animals on-topic for this site? The subject of vegetarian cats or dogs, for example, tends to be an inflammatory topic and some vegetarian forums will discourage ...
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Are questions about zoos/aquariums on topic for this site?

A vegan lifestyle, especially as defined by The Vegan Society UK, tends to influence more than just choices around health and diet. For example it is common among vegans to boycott or protest zoos and ...
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Are questions asking for recommendations off-topic?

For the most part, recommendations are off-topic on SE (the notable exceptions being Hardware Recs and Software Recs). However, that's no reason we can't have recommendation questions being on-topic ...
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Are questions relating to dealing with specific social situations on topic?

Vegetarians and especially vegans can face social situations where their dietary choices or lifestyles are misunderstood or not respected. Are questions relating to handling these situations on topic? ...
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Are questions relating to the debate of whether people should go veg*n (e.g. about animal suffering) on-topic?

Many veg*ns are interested in advocating veg*nism effectively, and almost all are at least interested in being able to defend their choice from critical meat-eaters. Therefore questions which will ...
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Are questions asking for local or travel advice on-topic?

I am in a few vegan FB communities and people frequently post there asking for advice about local services, for example (using my current home city): I'm visiting London for a short trip, and I'm ...
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Define on-topic and off-topic reasons in the help center

One of the reasons on which many users are confused is on-topic and off-topic. If you once look at our meta home page, you will see that many questions are like Are questions about X on-topic here? ...
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Should we encourage/allow very basic questions which would be beneficial to those just starting out?

When people are considering veganism or vegetarianism, they often search for answers to very basic questions. Here are some basic questions that each get searched thousands of times per month in ...
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Is nutrition on-topic?

StackExchange sites have varying approaches to health and nutrition questions. Seasoned Advice doesn't allow health questions; Parenting doesn't allow questions seeking medical advice. Nutrition ...
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Should we allow questions on defining what is/isn't vegetarian?

My concern with questions on this basis is that there's a strong danger of them just being opinion. There's no governing body of vegetarianism and veganism that decides what does and doesn't count, it'...
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What do we do with questions that affect vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike?

How do we characterise questions to be specifically about vegetarianism, as opposed to issues that equally affect vegetarians and non-vegetarians? For example, consider these questions: How to ...
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Are essential oil questions on topic?

I'm torn about essential oils being on topic here or on Health.SE. Maybe some vegans/vegetarians use essential oils in their everyday life, but it could also be related to health matters. But maybe I'...
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Are recipes related questions on topic or should they be moved to cooking.stackexchange?

I know cooking is also a great concern, I'm not talking about removing cooking tag, there can still be asked great questions related to cooking (btw, I looove cooking!!). .. but I've just seen this ...
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Are sorta-vegetarian diets on topic?

Some vegetarian-like diets (such as pescatarianism or ovo-lacto vegetarianism) allow for foods that some vegetarians would not consume. Are questions about such diets topical for Veg*.SE, or should ...
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What is considered to be vegetarianism?

For the purpose of determining the scope of the site, what is considered to be vegetarianism?
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What can we do to avoid questions that will attract bad answers?

As anyone with an interest in vegetarianism, veganism, and other diet-related fields knows, there's a lot of conflicting, often made-up or half-baked information floating around, plus everyone likes ...
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Are subsets of vegan diets on-topic?

Are subsets of vegan diets on-topic? For example, do we welcome questions on fruitarianism and Raw veganism?